Blepharoplasty Rockford IL – Dr. Sarah Hagarty – Plastic, Reconstructive, Cosmetic and Wellness Clinic – Call to Schedule a Consultation at 815-240-0900
An Overview of Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Blepharoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery for the correction of drooping eyelids that can make the patient appear tired and stressed. It may involve the removal of surplus skin, muscle tissue and fat. As we age, it’s only natural for our eyelids to stretch and for the muscles that support them to weaken. For that reason, surplus fat tends to collect above and below the eyelids. This causes signs of aging such as saggy eyebrows, drooping upper lids and puffy bags beneath the eyes.
In addition sagging skin around the eyes can impede peripheral vision – particularly the upper and outer areas of a normal field of vision. Blepharoplasty Rockford IL at the Plastic, Reconstructive, Cosmetic & Wellness Clinic is effective in reducing or eliminating these vision problems and make the eyes look younger and refreshed.
To help you evaluate if the type of cosmetic surgical solution is for you, take a few moments to read on about what you can reasonably expect, potential risks and how you might benefit from Blepharoplasty Rockford IL.
Am I Good Candidate for the Procedure?
You may consider this form of cosmetic surgery if drooping eyelids are preventing your eyes from fully opening. Removal of excess tissue from the upper lids can not only improve your vision, but it can help your eyes look more youthful and more alert. The procedure could be an option for you if you have:
-Saggy or droopy upper eyelids.
-Extra skin of the upper eyelids that restricts your peripheral vision.
-Extra skin on the lower eyelids
-Bags beneath your eyes.
Some of our patients elect to have Blepharoplasty Rockford IL in addition to another cosmetic procedure like a brow-lift or dermabrasion.
With respect to insurance coverage, it can depend upon whether the surgery corrects a condition that impairs eyesight. If the surgery is to improve appearance only, the cost of it probably would not be covered. Lower lid blepharoplasty, for instance, is usually performed solely for cosmetic purposes. Our staff can provide additional information on pricing and payment plans.
Potential risks of Blepharoplasty Rockford IL may include:
-Dry, irritated eyes.
-Difficulty shutting your eyes or other eyelid irritations.
-Noticeable minor scarring.
-Risk of injury to eyelid muscle tissue.
-Temporarily blurred eyesight.
-Risks that are generally related to surgery such as reaction to anesthetic.
At your private consultation with Dr. Hagarty, you’ll receive information about Blepharoplasty Rockford IL and how possible risks may apply to you. Being familiar with what the procedure involves and evaluating the benefits and risks are the best way to help you decide if it’s a good alternative.
Preparing for Blepharoplasty Rockford IL:
Before we schedule your procedure, you’ll meet with Dr. Hagarty to review:
-Your medical background. You’ll be asked questions with regards to prior surgeries and past or existing conditions like dry eyes, glaucoma, circulation problems and whether you have diabetes. Other very important information such as your use of prescription medications, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs will also be requested. For smokers, the doctor typically recommends stopping for at least two weeks before your Blepharoplasty Rockford IL. Another common recommendation is to
stop taking medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen and any other medicines that could increase risk of bleeding. Ask the doctor how long prior to surgery you should cease taking these medications.
-Your goals for the procedure. A discussion of your expectations for this cosmetic surgery is important for setting the stage for a positive result. Dr. Hagarty will answer your questions and discuss with you whether this procedure is likely to attain the results you want.